Drug Testing Information
When it comes to sport, all participants have the right to be treated ethically and with respect, and it is sport's collective obligation to do so. But beyond this, there is also the need to respect the institution of sport – to protect the values that make sport a special part of our culture. If we all ensure that our individual conduct is ethical, we can uphold this respect for sport.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport has the mandate of promoting, protecting and explaining ethics in sport. Our mission is "to promote ethical conduct in all aspects of sport in Canada." This includes advancing the cause of, the public interest in, the understanding of, and the practice of ethics in all levels and types of sport.
For any and all of your questions and concerns please visit the CCES website at www.cces.ca
You can also visit the World Anti-Doping website www.wada-ama.org
A new website, www.globaldro.com, has been launched and endorsed by CCES for athletes to check their medications online and see if they are prohibited or safe.
For your information, you will find below the 2010 Prohibited List (Prohibited Substances and Methods.pdf).
The 2010 List offers a number of noteworthy changes:
The status of salbutamol, a beta-2 agonist, will change. Therapeutic use of inhaled salbutamol will not be prohibited as of January 1, 2010. If the urinary concentration is above 1,000 nanograms per millilitre, there will be a presumption that the substance was not taken by inhalation and the athlete will have the burden to demonstrate through a controlled pharmacokinetic study that the level found in his urine was the result of therapeutic inhaled use.
T/E Ratio Follow-Up
No further collections or analyses will be required in cases where the testosterone to epitestosterone (T/E) ratio is greater than 4 and an isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) test or any other reliable analytical method has not revealed evidence of exogenous administration of a prohibited substance.
Pseudoephedrine will be reintroduced to the List and will be prohibited above 150 micrograms per millilit
The 2009 Prohibited List will go into effect on 1st January 2010